2023-2024 Graduate Course Catalog 
    Feb 23, 2024  
2023-2024 Graduate Course Catalog

Engineering Management, MS

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Young B. Moon, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Department Chair
263 Link Hall

Jackie Anderson, EM Program Director
255 Link Hall


The program leading to the Master of Science degree in Engineering Management (MS EM) is interdisciplinary. It is administered by the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, and the College of Engineering and Computer Science, with the cooperative support of the Martin J. Whitman School of Management.

The MS EM degree program is designed for practicing engineers and scientists who have or seek increased managerial and leadership responsibilities. The degree program provides a balanced field of knowledge in engineering management theory and practices, statistics, quality control, finance, economics, information/data management, and legal issues. With proper selection of courses, technical competence in a particular area can be strengthened as well. Course electives can be chosen to customize your program of study to meet specific career goals.

For more information, contact Jackie Anderson, Engineering Management Program, 263 Link Hall, Syracuse University, Syracuse NY 13244-1240; 315-443-2341, jsande03@syr.edu.

Admission Requirements

Admission to the MS degree program is granted on the basis of undergraduate preparation and performance, GRE scores, and letters of recommendation documenting the recent technical proficiency of the applicant. A grade-point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent), and a GRE Quantitative Reasoning score of 700 or higher (155 or higher on the new scale) are normally expected.

Admission to this MS degree program requires a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, or an acceptable field of Science.

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Use the principles of advanced mathematics to identify, analyze and solve engineering management problems

2. Apply appropriate economics and project management techniques to support more informed decisions

3. Apply knowledge and skills in the management of technology

4. Communicate advanced technical and managerial concepts effectively

5. Advance existing technical or scientific skills

Degree Requirements

The MS EM is a 30 credit-hour program (10 courses), plus a zero credit exit paper.

At least 18 credit-hours (6 courses) must be at the 600-level or higher.

The program consists of a set of 4 required core courses (12 credits), a set of 4 courses (12 credits) in engineering management specialization, and 2 elective courses (6 credits) in engineering and computer science.

Students are allowed to register for experience credits (MAE 670), but MAE 670 does not count towards the degree requirements.

Completion of the program with less than 24 semester credits in engineering does not lead to credit towards licensure.

Core Coursework (12 credits)

Management Specialization Tracks

Students have to select 3 courses (9 credits) from one of the following 4 tracks, plus 1 course (3 credits) from any of the 4 tracks. Alternatively, students can choose the 5th track and create a custom track. These tracks are regularly reviewed and may be revised by the program committee.

Track 5: Custom Track

Students may select individual courses of their choice to create a custom track. Courses must be approved by advisor/program committee.

Seminar Requirement

MS students must also attend at least two (2) semesters of the MAE graduate seminars or have a professional experience exemption:

GPA Requirement

A minimum GPA of 3.0 for coursework included in the Program of Study for the degree along with a minimum GPA of 2.8 for all credits earned must be achieved to graduate.

Application Procedure

Online application is the preferred method of applying to graduate programs at Syracuse University. Applications submitted online can be processed faster and more efficiently than those filed on paper. Access the online application.

You will receive an e-mail or postcard from Syracuse University when your application has been received and processed.

Department Policies

Independent Study Maximum

A graduate student may not count more than 3 credits of Independent Study towards the completion of their degree requirements:

Special Projects Maximum

A graduate student may not count more than 6 credits of Special Projects towards the completion of their degree requirements:

Transfer Credit Policy

A maximum of 9 credits of graduate coursework with a grade of B or better can be transferred into the program from another university with approval from the department.

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